Alibi V.18 No.25 • June 18-24, 2009 
A view inside Palette

Gallery Box

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft showcases work from dozens of contemporary artists. Pieces from New Mexico artists as well as artists from across the US and around the world all call Palette home. Modernist pieces in various media, including clay, jewelry, mixed media and paintings are all represented, and highlights from abroad include paintings by Aboriginal Australian artists and a print made from a Claes Oldenburg woodcut. Especially notable is the gallery's collection of art glass, which includes intricately patterned hand-blown glass marbles that kids would probably dream about adding to their collection and that grown-ups will also find aesthetically intriguing.

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Palette Contemporary Art & Craft is located at 7400 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 22. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Culture Shock

What to Do When You’re Not Attending Alibi Events

So, I know you've already committed the bulk of your weekend to attending our Flash Fiction events at O'Niell's, and who can blame you? But let me suggest that you squeeze a few more arts happenings onto your social calendar. Attend these, but don't do it for me (though I'm fairly certain that’s no one's motivation to attend anything). Don't even do it for the artists; do it for Albuquerque. Because if you don't go to cool stuff, then it goes away, and all we're left with are strip mall openings and Val Kilmer sightings.

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Nick Etre’s “Vacuum” combines fabric, five-color screen print and a vacuum.
Nick Etre

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You Can Take the Artist out of Albuquerque ...

Duke Sweet Duke at The Trillion Space

When photographer Julia Lopez moved from Albuquerque to Seattle, her pictures changed.

"My work got so much darker and drearier," Lopez notes. "Here in Albuquerque, it's sunny, and serotonin levels have definitely affected my work. Seattle is gloomy as hell."

Lopez and fellow artist Nick Etre say Albuquerque has always felt like home. They both moved to Seattle after spending most of their lives in the Duke City. But Albuquerque still courses through their veins. For Lopez, the pull of Burque was so strong that she decided to leave Seattle and stay here for a while longer. Etre is leaving the Pacific Northwest for New York this fall. Etre and Lopez decided to put together an art show with three other former residents of the city who moved to different locations. Whether they now reside in Florida, New York, Spain or El Salvador, each artist’s inspiration is still drawn from Albuquerque. That's the focus of Duke Sweet Duke at The Trillion Space. "The show is about how Albuquerque has shaped the artists' own identities," Etre says. "Albuquerque is constantly apparent in the work that they're creating."

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Albuquerque team members prepare to destroy. Back, left to right: Christian Drake, Joseph Andrew Romero, City Champion Damien Flores, Cuffee.Front, alternate Faustino Villa, Jasmine Cuffee.

Festival Review

To the Death

Slam poets converge on Southwest Shootout—but only one will survive

The Southwest Shootout poetry slam stretches all the way back to 2004. In the slam poetry world, that’s like going back to Victorian times—or more appropriately, the Wild West.

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Light Sabers and Tinsel

A Very Star Wars Christmas: A Musical Parody

When Darth Vader complains about the materialism he sees amongst people during the holiday season, he needs Yoda's help to learn what the real meaning of Forcemas.
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